Korean food fans

Charles Drawdy

Today’s Korean Food Fan is Mr. Chuck in Arkansas, USA. The first Korean dish he ever tried was gunmandu (pan-fried dumplings) in Korea in 1988! That was an unforgettable year in Korea, it was the summer Olympics. Nice meeting you, Chuck! It sounds like you are such a good father!

Good luck with your Korean cooking!

What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Chuck and I live in Little Rock, AR with my daughter Rebecca.

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
The first time I ever tasted Korean food was after a night of drinking. We went to a small street stand and ordered some fried mandu (Yaki Mandu: Gunmandu). It was served to us in a cone made from a page out of a US Army training manual. I had been in Korea for about three days, and had just arrived at Pyong-Taek that morning. It was in November of 1988.

How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I usually cook Korean food 3-5 times a week. My daughter seems to like it more than anything else.

What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Bibimbap, Kimchi Fried Rice, and kimchijeon.

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
My daughter especially likes my jjajangmyeon. I have never really cooked for anyone else.

Charles
Charles having a beer with the Little Rock Hash House Harriers at the Flying Saucer Beer Emporium.

jjajangmyeon

Jjajangmyeon! Mr.Chuck updated his page with this super tasty looking jjajangmyeon photo! Yummy! Jjajangmyeon recipe is here! 

 

bibimguksu
“This was my first attempt at bibimguksu… my daughter said it was really good, but not as good as her mother’s.”

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3 Comments:

  1. Mattuuggi Little Rock, AR My profile page joined 1/13
    Posted February 25th, 2013 at 11:45 am | # |

    Thanks!

  2. siri007 Anchorage, AK My profile page joined 2/13
    Posted February 23rd, 2013 at 9:36 am | # |

    Great job chuck! your an inspiration. i hope oneday my nascar loving honey will make korean food for me. Snodraken, i see your from Wasilla, cheers fellow Alaskan! Have you been to VIP on Northern Lights? Its amazing!

  3. Snodraken Wasilla, Alaska My profile page joined 11/12
    Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 pm | # |

    Chuck your food looks awesome!! Just a side note, I was in Korea the same time you were, I lived in Kunsan for 3 years, and regularly visited Pyongtaek. Keep on cooking!


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